Peel Viking Sport

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Viking Sport
1964 Peel Viking.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Peel Engineering/Viking Performance
Production 1966-1967
25 (approx) made
Body and chassis
Body style sports coupé
Powertrain
Engine Mini 848cc
Transmission 4-speed manual

The Peel Viking Sport was a BMC Mini based car made by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man between 1966 and 1970. The 2+2 debuted at the 1966 Racing Car Show. Using moulded replicas of cut-down Mini doors, the glassfibre, monocoque, fast back styled bodyshell sold for 230 GBP[1] and accepted standard Mini front and rear subframes on a square tube chassis.

After two prototypes were made production was taken over by Bill Last who formed Viking Performance of Woodbridge, Suffolk to make it and the car renamed the Viking Minisport. About 22 examples are thought to have been built before production ended in 1970. Viking Performance became Trident Cars in 1967 producing the TVR based Clipper car.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robson, Graham (2000). A-Z British Cars 1945-1980. UK: Herridge. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3. 
  2. ^ G.N. Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN 1-57958-293-1. 

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